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Five Players With Chance To Join Hockey's Triple Gold Club


Earlier we looked at hockey's unique Triple Gold Club - 25 players (plus one coach) who have won a Stanley Cup championship, Olympic gold championship and a World championship in their career.

Of all the players who are slated to play in the Sochi 2014 Olympics, only five have a chance to join hockey's most elite group.
  • Pavel Datsyuk, Russia - Pavel won the Stanley Cup in 2002 and 2008 and a Worlds Championship in 2012.
  • Evgeni Malkin, Russia - Malkin won the Stanley Cup in 2009 and the Worlds in 2012.
  • Michal Handzus, Slovakia - Big Michal Handzus won a Worlds championship in 2002 and the Stanley Cup in 2013 with Chicago.
  • Tomas Kaberle, Czech Republic - Yep, Tomas is still around. He won a Worlds championship in 2005 and the Stanley Cup in 2011 with Boston.
  • Michal Rozsíval, Czech Republic - The big dman won a Worlds championship in 2010 and the Stanley Cup in 2013 with Chicago.
Here is a look at the 25 members (plus one coach) who comprise hockey's Triple Gold Club.

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